Thursday, January 26, 2006

MOTW #14

This is a map showing the growth of prisons courtesy of the Prison Policy Initiative.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

MOTW #13

It's cold. It's winter. We all need a colorful map of Hawaii. This one shows water depth.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

MOTW #12

This map was originally published in the Canadian magazine Geist. They have a "Caught Mapping" feature showing maps of places in Canada grouped around a common theme. This is a map showing locations mentioned in songs by Canadian folk singer Stan Rogers. Back in my college days I spent many Saturdays evenings listening to Stan and others on the Hudson River Sampler from WAMC in Albany.

Thursday, January 5, 2006

MOTW #11

One of Australia's premier summer events is the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. This race takes place in late December. During the race you can follow the progress of the boats using the Yacht Tracker. This is an interactive map that lets you access a ton of information about each boat by clicking on it, including position, time, crew and photos.

You can also follow the progress of the boats on google earth